Informational (nonfiction), 1,066 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 870L
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has dedicated her life and her career to bringing people together and helping them succeed. Michelle Obama provides students with a detailed look at the life and characteristics of this influential and inspirational woman. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify elements of a biography as well as identify and use proper nouns.
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advise, descended, determined, diverse, encouraged, first lady, law, politics, volunteer
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Teach the Objectives
Summarize to understand text
Elements of a Biography : Determine elements of a biography
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and use proper nouns as names of people
Time and Order Words : Identify and use time and order words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class